Tommy Dancer (William Campbell, The High and the Mighty) is an ordinary man - thrust into an extraordinary situation. Dancer, a locksmith, is involuntarily forced into a heist by ruthless mobster Willis Trent (Berry Kroeger) and Trent's two-timing, double-dealing moll (Anita Ekberg). The target? A cash-laden safe-deposit box inside a local bank. And locksmiths have both the smarts and the tools to crack just about any type of lock, right? But Tommy is extremely reluctant to embrace a life of crime - until his innocent girlfriend (Karen Sharpe) is swept into the dangerous, risky scheme. Thrills abound in this harrowing thriller from John Wayne's Batjac Productions.
Locksmith Tommy Dancer (William Campbell) becomes a reluctant criminal, seduced my money and a beautiful girl, in the classic low-budget crime thriller MAN IN THE VAULT. Mobster Willis Trent (Berry Kroeger) solicits Tommy's help in breaking into a safe that has $200,000 inside; though he at first demurs, Tommy is seduced by Trent's girlfriend (Anita Ekberg), and decides to make off with the whole lot. Trent, however, is not to be outdone, and kidnaps Tommy's own girlfriend (Karen Sharpe). The ransom' $200,000.